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Top Tips for Avoiding TICKS

May 26, 2019

Reports for 2019 so far indicate that we are seeing exceedingly high numbers of ticks and with the threat of contracting Lyme Disease a possibility we thought we’d give you […]

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The Annual – Speed Kills Post

May 25, 2019

SLOW DOWN – SPEED KILLS We would like to stress the importance of curbing high speeds on moor roads as we look to try and protect the lives of as […]

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You’ve just got to know where to look

May 24, 2019

A volunteer from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) accompanied one of our game keepers onto the moors and ringed 83 chicks, consisting of 16 Curlew, 18 Golden Plover and […]

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A Barbecue on the North York Moors, Is it worth the risk?

May 23, 2019

2019 to date has seen continued long spells of unseasonably dry warm weather and minimal rain.  The first 2 photos have been sent in today demonstrate just how dry the […]

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The necessity of man made ponds on the moors

May 23, 2019

The North York Moors have a vast number of man made ponds and many of these have been in place for a long time.  These ponds provide vital water supplies […]

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Spot The Nest

May 22, 2019

The following photos give an idea of how well the grouse nests are concealed in the heather, the first 2 photos show the hen grouse sat on the eggs and […]

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Come on DEFRA, sort this out

May 21, 2019

Today’s discussions between MP’s and Natural England about decisions taken which resulted in the revocation of the General Licences shows no signs of moving forward. There is still no decision […]

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Curlew Chicks – A more than average 5

May 21, 2019

The curlew is the largest European wading bird, it is instantly recognisable by it’s long, downcurved bill, brown upperparts, long legs and evocative call, and is a popular sight and […]

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Lapwing Chick Ringing on North York Moors Estates

May 20, 2019

These lapwing chicks are just a small section of what have been ringed this weekend by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) on one of our North York Moors estates. […]

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First Merlin Nest of the Year seen on the North York Moors

May 18, 2019

Today we have received a photo through of the first Merlin nest seen this year, hopefully this will be the first of many. The Merlin is the smallest U.K. Bird […]

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Toads and Newts Back for a 2nd attempt

May 18, 2019

The toads and newts are back for a second attempt!  The unseasonably dry weather in March and April dried up lots of the moor ponds and inhibited their breeding success. […]

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BEWARE – Snake in the grass……….

May 17, 2019

Over the past month we have been sent in a number of photos and videos of adders, we wouldn’t like to say if the number of these snakes have risen […]

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Duncombe Park Schools Day 2019

May 16, 2019

Wednesday 15th May saw a whopping 222 schoolchildren from 5 different schools attend a Countryside Learning education day held at Duncombe Park. NYMMO Keepers Nathan and Ben worked alongside Gareth […]

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First Cottongrass of the year seen on the moors

May 15, 2019

First photos received in today of the Cottongrass on show on the North York Moors this year. Cottongrass is fluffy and with cotton-like flower and seed heads it gives this […]

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Love and Respect the Countryside

May 15, 2019

This is a daily scenario for the game keepers, they are constantly picking up rubbish left by visitors and with the recent spell of good weather the excess of dumped […]

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Disused Moorland Quarry Homes Wildlife and Insects

May 14, 2019

These photos show a disused quarry which was originally dug for road building, it has an abundance of tadpoles, the frogs seem grateful for the moorland management in place especially […]

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Northern Shooting Show 2019

May 14, 2019

NYMMO attended the Northern Shooting show on the 11th and 12th May where they joined BASC North on their stand. Both days were extremely busy where our 8 gamekeepers over […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum – Shoot For History Sunday 28th July

May 14, 2019

Join the Ryedale Folk Museum for an exclusive simulated clay day on the North York Moors with Smoking Barrels and help them raise funds.       If you would […]

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Skylark defending their nest

May 10, 2019

Lovely video footage of 2 broods of geese taking a stroll over the Moorland and if you watch carefully you’ll be able to see a Skylark in the background defending […]

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A well camouflaged Meadow Pipit nest

May 10, 2019

This very well camouflaged nest belongs to the most common songbird found in upland areas.  A small brown streaky bird with a high piping call, there numbers have been in […]

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